Saturday, April 19, 2008

Have You Ever Noticed.......

That when a celebrity has a new album or a new movie to promote, suddenly they decide to "come forward" with their own personal struggle with depression/abuse/eating disorder, or that they are suddenly, happily gay? Why is it that they choose that particular time to talk about it... or why do they even talk about it at all? Is it to make them feel as if they are identifying with the little people and that they, too, have the same human struggles that us common folk have? I call bullshit on that. Sure they may get depressed. Sure they may have been abused... sure they have the same emotional ups and downs as the rest of us, but to be perfectly honest here, they are celebrities because we need fantasy lives to imagine ourselves in. I imagine myself with 50 million plus bucks in the bank. I may have an occasional blue day (can you say PMS??), but I suspect I will be much less stressed about things. I can imagine that not having to worry about my credit card bill would make me much, much happier. I can almost imagine myself being about to sign a two year cell phone contract without hyperventilating.

Gwyneth Paltrow has a new movie to promote, and suddenly she is coming forward with her struggle with mild postpartum depression. All you moms say it with me.. GROAAAAN. It is ridiculous and nearly every new mom I have ever known has had that struggle to some extent. It doesn't make her any better because she survived it without going on a killing rampage. It just means she is a normal person. I don't exactly see why it should be celebrated or should have dozens of articles written about it. (On a side note, she also claims that her husband gets very upset with her if she mentions him in interviews.. good for him, she needs to take a hint and keep her mouth shut.)

Is it just me or does it seem that the bigger the mystique, the bigger the star? The ones that constantly talk about themselves or put themselves in tabloid heaven are the ones that us general public people get sick of hearing about.

Anyway, that is my rant for the day. Sorry for the long absence, but I have been feeling strangely uncreative lately. Hopefully normal blogging will resume shortly.

Did anyone miss me? ;-)

7 comments:

Brian J. said...

I wasn't actually shooting at you, so technically, I didn't miss you.

Mark said...

I was shooting at you, and I missed you.

curmudgeon said...

Yup. I did. :)

BikerbabeNJ said...

bout damn time yer back woman!

Odat said...

Who are you anyway????
Hmmm. I recall sompin....but just can't place my finger on it. ;-)

Odat said...

OHHHHHHH I remember now...you're my Blog Idol!!!! And you remember how to blog and stuff!!!!! Yippie!!!!

seventh sister said...

I don't know about you, but I was too busy and too tired as a young mother to know if I had post partum depression or not. I am sure that each of us has had something in our past that we could convince ourselves that we have had to struggle with and then tell the whole world about it if we wanted to do so.